Steve April 16, 2021

(NewsNation Now) — Twitter apparently went down for thousands of users Friday night.

According to the website,, at least 72,000 users reported issues accessing the site. Problems were first reported at approximately 7:46 ET.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.

Twitter has not issued a statement yet verifying what caused the outage or when the platform will be back online.

Microsoft and Facebook have both faced system-wide outages in recent weeks.

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